MegatronÂ is the leader of the Decepticon Army and uprising on Cybertron. Megatron was created by the Quintessons. His purpose forÂ creationÂ was a tool for war, being that most of his transformation represents military weapons and vehicles. As a gladiator champion, Â Megatron gained the respect and influential voice from the population on Cybertron.Â The name MegatronÂ is shortÂ from hisÂ chosenÂ gladiatorÂ nameÂ Megatronus. Â This political gain of power is similar to theÂ gladiators of Rome, gaining respect of the people through undefeated battles.
Optimus Prime was a pupil to Megatron, believing in helping end the corruption in the governing body on Cybertron. The influence and power Megatron gained began to corrupt him. MegatronÂ believed that not only Cybertron should be reshaped into a new order, he believed the universe should be reshaped as well, all in his image. Optimus believed all beings in the universe have the right for freedom than be ruled by a tyrant. The war on Cybertron began from the difference in ideals of a mentor and pupil.
Megatron appearedÂ on television in the 1980’s in his original form, exactly as depicted in the comics. Megatron then becameÂ two versions of the T-Rex in Beast Wars series. The Beast Wars series is of a different timeline than the original Transformers. These different timelines later crossed paths when Megatron combined his spark with the original Megatron resulting in his dragon form. Â Megatron’s next animated form was in Transformers Prime, as a cybertronian space fighter, which was similarly used in his live action movie appearance Transformers 1 and 2.Â In the film Transformers 4Â , Megatron was reformed asÂ Galvatron, a creation made by human hands than that of Unicron. Did movie producers preserve the vision of Megatron on film or has the various changes cripple the Emperor of Destruction?